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NOWW Workshops – The Writers Toolbox and Nerding out on History

April 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

$10 – $40

One day, two very special writing workshops. Join the Northwestern Ontario Writers Workshop on Saturday, April 6 for two workshops led by author, Jeanette Lynes.

The first workshop, Fiction 101 – The Writers Toolbox, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., is aimed at early writers and those looking to reinforce the basics. This session will cover the fundamentals of plot, story arc/climax, and narrative. Attendees will be introduced to some simple writing techniques and tools that writers commonly use to develop their craft.

The second workshop, Nerding Out on History and Loving it, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., will explore techniques to weave historical facts into fiction and build fiction from history. Jeanette will discuss the value of research, the dangers of unintentional anachronisms, and how to capture the language of a different time.

Jeanette Lynes directs the MFA in Writing at the University of Saskatchewan and lives in Saskatoon. Her first novel, The Factory Voice, was set in Fort William during the Second World War. It was long-listed for the Scotia Bank Giller Prize and the ReLit Award. Her second novel, The Small Things That End the World, was short-listed for three Saskatchewan Book Awards.

Both workshops will be held at the Prince Arthur Hotel. Registration is required and each workshop costs $10 for NOWW members and $40 for non-members. For more information and to register, visit

These workshops are made possible with the support of the Ontario Arts Council.


April 6, 2019
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
$10 – $40
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Prince Arthur Hotel and Suites
17 Cumberland St. N
Thunder Bay, ON Select a Country:

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